The Dear World Academy presents

Dear Hospital: Children’s Hospital of Orange County


The Partnership 

HOw it happened

Dear World presents to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses annual conference in 2022. Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) nurses attend and are inspired to bring Dear World to their organization. Director of Nursing Research and Innovation, Dr. Jennifer Hayakawa assembles an interdisciplinary team to secure funding sources to certify the pediatric healthcare system as a Dear World storytelling partner.

How we onboarded Storytellers.

Dear World delivers its custom storytelling curriculum over three weeks to certify 10 CHOC associates in the Brain Tattoo storytelling method. 

“As we waited in line for our photos, we wrote these “brain tattoos” on each other. A magical thing happened-we laughed, we cried, and we connected through our stories. The Dear World experience creates a space to encourage deep connection, vulnerability, and expression.”